The Death of General Wolfe.
Pen and ink with watercolour wash over pencil, image 430 x 590mm. 17 x 23¼". Scuffed and stained, with fragile extremities.
General James Wolfe 1727–59), killed at the moment of his famous victory over the French at Quebec, which delivered Canada into the hands of the British. He is supported by three grenadiers as he succumbs to his fatal wounds, watched by nine other officers and a native American warrior. An interesting copy of an engraving after Benjamin West (1738 - 1820).
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